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Irish to lobby U.S. Congress to have St Patrick’s Day as national holiday

A major division of The Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) has launched an online petition to have St. Patrick’s Day officially declared a national holiday in the United States.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 5:25 AM

Senior New York Times writer launches hit job on Irish economic recovery -- ‘Everywhere..abandoned housing projects rot, waist high weeds sprouting’

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 7:00 AM

Sinn Fein leader calls for new border poll on a United Ireland

A new border poll on a united Ireland is top of Sinn Fein’s wish list for 2013, party president Gerry Adams said in a New Year’s message.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 6:25 AM

The IrishCentral bloopers reel of 2012 – check out our outtakes around New York – VIDEO

In 2012 IrishCentral took to the streets of New York to get the public's views on various topics, from the Presidential Election, to gay marriage to why people like Irish folks so much.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 5:59 AM

Irish Minister Lucinda Creighton targeted by ‘vicious’ Pro-Life campaigners

Irish government Minister Lucinda Creighton has revealed she has been deluged with ‘vicious’ correspondence by Pro-Life activists.

By Patrick Counihan

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 7:13 AM

Irish Papal Nuncio urges leaders to oppose new abortion laws

The New York-born papal nuncio in Ireland has urged Irish political and church leaders to oppose new measures that could legalize abortion in Ireland under limited circumstances.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 6:18 AM

Quiet Man pub made famous by John Wayne goes on the market for $400,000

The most famous pub in Ireland is for sale – 60 years after John Wayne put it on the worldwide map.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 6:43 AM

Hillary Clinton to make full recovery after blood clot found near brain

Doctors treating the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are confident that she will make a full recovery after a blood clot was found near her brain.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 6:32 AM

Brave Pakistani student wins 2012 Tipperary International Peace Award

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head because of her human rights work in Pakistan, has received the 2012 Tipperary International Peace Award.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 7:07 AM

End of the ‘Rocky Road’ - after 50 years The Dubliners play their final gig – VIDEOS

The beloved Irish band The Dubliners has played their last-ever show before friends, family, and fans in Dublin.


Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 8:04 AM

Are Irish men mean? Scrimping on gifts and how to tackle the issue

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 8:00 AM

Seamus Coleman lands bumper $13 million deal with Premier League Everton

Ireland defender Seamus Coleman has landed a new contract and a $13million windfall with Premier League Everton.


Published Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 8:07 AM

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